The Court of First Instance (CFI) has partially annulled a Commission Decision issued in 2006, whereby a part of the aid granted from the Greek State to Olympic, the Greek national carrier, following the events of September 11, was illegal. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Commission issued a Communication, authorising the grant of aid to air carriers for compensating losses incurred by the closure of North American airspace for several days and the extra cost of insurance. Subsequently, the Greek State granted to Olympic an aid amounting to approximately EUR 5 million. The Commission found, however, that a part of the aid was not justified. On appeal, the CFI concluded that the Commission should have authorised a greater part of the aid and accordingly partly annulled the Commission’s Decision.